William Gamson

Bill is a Professor of Sociology and co-directs, with Charlotte Ryan, the Media Research and Action Project (MRAP) at Boston College.  He co-authored, Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States (2002) and is the author of Talking Politics (1992) and The Strategy of Social Protest (2nd edition, 1990) among other books and articles on political discourse, the mass media and social movements.  He is a past president of the American Sociological Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  His current work involves the development of game simulations as a tool for social change.

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